Cuming County has a strong agricultural base with diversified industrial and retail sectors.
What does the livestock industry do for Cuming County and its Citizens?
Pays for a large portion of teachers' salaries and county government
In many school districts, livestock producers are a primary source of local tax revenue. The industry also picks up a large tab for county services such as snow removal.
2. Creates jobs for Cuming County and Nebraskans as a whole
It's pretty easy to understand how livestock production helps those directly associated with it, such as local veterinarians, local feed dealers or local grain farmers. But the economic activity generated by livestock production also helps local car dealers, grocers, bankers, restaurant owners, doctors and dozens of other local businesses.
3. Encourages opportunities for entrepenuership.
Livestock production offers the opportunity for young farmers and ranchers to become entrepreneurs, local business owners committed to the future of their communities. Entrepreneurship of this nature helps build jobs, equity and prosperity for rural Nebraska.
Cuming County 2007 Census of Agriculture
Cuming County Agriculture
West Point, NE